Distribution

2018 SFI Awards: The Gallery

Fri 6 Jul 2018

Last Friday afternoon we welcomed 300 of the UK’s best specialist finance professionals to the spectacular Madison rooftop venue in London’s St Paul’s. Twenty seven awards were handed out to deserving companies and individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the industry this year.


Julian Harris launches specialist packaging service

Tue 12 Jul 2016

Julian Harris  has launched its own specialist first and second charge packaging service. The service will be headed up by ex-Pink Homeloans business development manager Derrick Hyman and will be available to the whole adviser community, not just members of the Julian Harris mortgage adviser and independent financial adviser networks. Julian Harris, chief executive, said: […]


Liz Payne joins TFC

Wed 6 Jul 2016

Specialist distributor TFC Homeloans has recruited Liz Payne as HR business partner. Payne will develop and deliver strategies, processes and practices to support the learning and development of the team at TFC. She will also spearhead the distributor’s recruitment plans, holding assessment centres and setting up induction programmes for new recruits. Nigel Payne, managing director of […]


Clever Lending launches sourcing system

Mon 13 Jun 2016

Master broker Clever Lending has launched second charge sourcing system called ‘Clever Sourcing’ with Twenty7Tec. Clever Sourcing enables brokers to get quick quotes and provides a side-by-side comparison between second charges and remortgages – ideal for Mortgage Credit Directive regulation. Sam Kirtikar, managing director at Clever Lending, said: “Clever Sourcing is not designed to be […]


Simon Cocker joins The Lending Channel

Wed 8 Jun 2016

The Lending Channel, the Perth-based specialist property finance broker, has recruited Simon Cocker as interim commercial director to help spearhead the next phase of its growth strategy. Simon Cocker joins the management team at the rapidly growing business at a very exciting time in their development. As well as a strong network of connections Cocker, […]


Vantage Finance appoints chairman

Thu 2 Jun 2016

Vantage Finance has appointed former Aviva UK and Ireland life insurance chief executive David Barral as chairman. Barral will be charged with growing the master broker’s business after it received investment from private equity firm Chiltern Capital in May. Vantage said that he will be tasked with identifying opportunities to enter “new adjacent markets” when the time […]


TFC Homeloans launches QuickSearch

Tue 31 May 2016

Distributor TFC Homeloans has launched a specialist sourcing tool called QuickSearch powered by APAC Systems. Using the tool – which has been tested for a year – brokers can answer 20 questions about their client’s details and needs before comparing all specialist product types in one place including mortgages, second charge loans, bridging finance, commercial […]


The Mortgage Partnership links up with Dudley BS

Thu 26 May 2016

The Mortgage Partnership (TMP) has signed a distribution deal with Dudley Building Society. North-West based packager TMP offers intermediaries access to specialist first charge, buy-to-let, second charge, commercial finance and bridging Ian Ward, TMP’s managing director, said: “We are delighted to be able to offer the Dudley Building Society’s products to our introducers. “They fill […]


Brightstar launches specialist sourcing system

Wed 25 May 2016

Brightstar has confirmed its specialist finance sourcing system EasySource will go live on 1 June, giving brokers access to second charge and bridging deals, sorted by price and criteria. The system will also show brokers when their application has a “near miss” with other lenders not listed to give the option of tweaking loan-to-value to […]


Vantage gets private equity investment

Tue 3 May 2016

Vantage Finance has received investment from private equity firm Chiltern Capital. Chiltern Capital has a “significant minority stake” in Vantage, which specialises on bridging, secured loans and commercial mortgages. The private equity firm will work with Vantage to build out its management structure and further develop its distribution channels in the intermediary market. Lucy Hodge […]


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